Tuscany is among the few regions of Italy to have an office dedicated to attracting investment. “Invest in Tuscany“, a structure created within the presidency of the Region, has been working for 10 years to support and facilitate companies and multinationals that want to settle in Tuscany, thus promoting new business opportunities and employment.
The interest of the Dutch group, The Students Hotel, in Tuscany was born from a contact created by Invest in Tuscany at the Mipim show in Cannes and then continued with the City of Florence. A successful case that saw the opening of the headquarters in Viale Lavagnini (former Palazzo del Sonno) in 2018 and which will soon see the opening of a second hotel in Viale Belfiore. For the relationship of esteem and friendship that has been created over time between the Dutch group and the Region, Charlie MacGregor, founder and CEO of The Student Hotel, was appointed by President Enrico Rossi “Tuscany Business advisor”, a sort of ambassador of Tuscany for the attraction of investments from abroad.
Laika is a company specialized in the development and production of campers with headquarters in San Casciano Val di Pesa (FI) and headquarters in the USA. It is part of the Erwin Hymer Group, a 100% subsidiary of Thor Industries, the world’s leading manufacturer of leisure vehicles with over 25,000 employees. The Region supported Laika in the bureaucratic process that preceded the opening of the plant, in particular to overcome the impasse caused by the discovery of Etruscan and Roman remains during excavation work. In 2014, the Region has co-financed over 3 million and 600 thousand euros in research and development projects, the first of which was presented by Laika together with other companies in the supply chain, all aimed at product and process innovation of the motorhome system.
Another successful case in the tourism sector is represented by Dievole, an Estate owned by the Argentine magnate Alejandro Bulgheroni located in the municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI). In the structure, which is also Wine Resort with luxurious rooms and apartments, are produced wine and oil of the highest quality. The Tuscan journey of ABFV – Alejandro Bulgheroni Family Vineyards, an international group with projects in some of the world’s most popular terroirs, from South America to France, begins in Chianti Classico with the purchase of the historic Dievole winery in November 2012, then continues in Montalcino in December 2012 with Poggio Landi and Podere Brizio the following year and finally Bolgheri in 2015, with Tenuta Le Colonne and Tenuta Meraviglia.
After the Maremma Press Tour that took place in June, 2020, on Monday, July 27, 2020, a group of national and international journalists will have the opportunity to visit and learn more about these realities. A fascinating experience in the Tuscany of tourism, among suggestive panoramas, unusual locations and companies synonymous with efficiency and productive strength.